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Kelly Writers Series

The Kelly Writers Series brings world-renowned poets, playwrights and authors of fiction and nonfiction for readings and discussion to DePauw's campus. Fall 2015 readings include:


sept. 30 | 7:30 P.m.
thompson recital hall, green center for the performing arts

Adonis is an internationally acclaimed poet. His numerous books include: Adonis: Selected Poems; Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs; If Only the Sea Could Sleep; and The Blood of Adonis. His poetry has won many honors, including the International Poetry Forum Award and the Bjørnson Prize.

karen joy fowler

oct. 28 | 7:30 P.M.
peeler art center, auditorium

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of four story collections and seven novels, including We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. The Jane Austen Book Club, a New York Times Notable Book, spent 13 weeks on the Times bestsellers list.

heather mcdonald

dec. 2 | 7:30 P.M.
peeler art center, auditorium

Heather McDonald has published eight plays, including An Almost Holy Picture, which was produced on Broadway. Her work has been honored with a Pulitzer Prize nomination and three NEA Playwriting Fellowships. McDonald is this year's Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing.